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UNBC Dual Admission

Dual admission sciences degree path available exclusively from NIC

Where: College Wide
Starts: September, January
  • Earn up to two years of course credit at NIC toward your Bachelor of Science degree at UNBC.
  • Access a direct path into a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at UNBC and be eligible to apply for the Northern Medical program in Year 3.
  • Choose from five UNBC programs in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics and physics. 
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WHY CHOOSE NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE?

  • Small is big in science. Combine NIC's small class sizes and interactive labs with UNBC's top-ranked student-to-teacher ratios and undergraduate research opportunities.  
  • Be prepared. With a degree in science, you'll be ready to apply to professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and more, including the Northern Medical Program after your third year of studies. Or, explore a wide-range of career options in natural resources and environmental science, environmental engineering and more.
  • Start at home and save. NIC students who study in their home communities spend up to $9,000 less for each year of study (rent, transportation and tuition) compared to students attending UNBC.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Start your education close to home and graduate from one of Canada's best small universities* with the North Island College - University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission Agreement.

NIC and UNBC are offering science majors a direct path for completing a four-year bachelor degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics or physics. Study at an NIC campus for one or two years, taking approved courses for credit toward your degree at UNBC. Whether you transfer at the end of Year 1 or the end of Year 2 is up to you. Either way, you'll enjoy a seamless transition into your UNBC program. No need to re-apply, order transcripts or make additional requests.

After completing Year 3 of your science program, you will be eligible to apply for the Northern Medical Program, which trains healthcare professionals to meet the needs of under-served rural communities. Or, you may compete for a seat in UNBC's competitive Health Sciences programs once you arrive. The choice is yours.

You must meet NIC and UNBC program requirements to be eligible and timetabling depends on course availability at each NIC campus. Contact educational advisor Kim Kobus at 250-334-5000 or 1-800-715-0914 for program details and eligibility requirements. Limited spaces are available.

*MacLean's Magazine University Rankings 2005-2012 

Career Opportunities

Dual admission with UNBC allows you to choose from a wide range of careers in the natural sciences from environmental and resource management to research. Or, prepare for application to a professional program such as medicine, pharmacy, occupational therapy, dentistry, speech pathology or physiotherapy, including the Northern Medical Program. The opportunities are endless.

To Be Successful

Students are strongly encouraged to choose elective courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills. 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the North Island College - University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission program, students must be deemed eligible for admission by both the University of Northern BC and North Island College.  Dual admission program opportunities are available to both Canadian and International Students.

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

To Be Successful

It is strongly encouraged that you choose elective courses which strengthen your technical and critical thinking skills.


The following is a list of North Island College courses that qualify for Block Transfer into the UNBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UNBC Mathematics, UNBC Physics, UNBC Environmental Science, and UNBC Chemistry programs as per the North Island College - University of Northern British Columbia Dual Admission agreement.

Block Transfer into UNBC Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

North Island Courses Course Title UNBC Equivalent
 

Year One

 
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL-101 (4)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL-102 (4)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-100 (3)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-101 (3)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-120 (1)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-121 (1)
PHY-100 Introduction to Physics I  PHYS-100 (4)
Or PHY-120  Principles of Physics I  Or PHYS-110 (4) 
PHY-101 Introduction to Physics II  PHY-101 (4) 
Or PHY-121 Principles of Physics II  Or PHY-111 (4) 
MAT 181  Calculus I  MATH-100 (3) 
MAT-182  Calculus II  MATH-101 (3) 
 

Year Two 

 
BIO-215 Introduction to Microbiology  BIOL-203 (3) 
BIO-202  Principles of Genetics  BIOL-210 (3) 
CHE-200 Organic Chemistry I  CHEM-201 (3) 
CHE-201  Organic Chemistry II  CHEM-203 (3) 
BIO-201  Introduction to Biochemistry CHEM-204 (3) 
CHE-200  Organic Chemistry I  CHEM-250 (1) 
CHE-201  Organic Chemistry II  CHEM-251 (1)
MAT-115  Introduction to Statistics  STAT-240 (3) 
  No Equivalent BCMB-255 (2)*
Three Elective courses Any course articulated with UNBC in BCCAT  Elective (9) 
     Total Credit : 59

*Note: NIC students will be required to complete BCMB-255 (2 credits) at UNBC.

Elective courses: Students are strongly encouraged to choose courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills.

 

Block Transfer into UNBC Mathematics

North Island Courses Course Title UNBC Equivalent
 

Year One

 
MAT-181 Calculus I MATH-100 (3)
MAT-182 Calculus II MATH-101 (3)
  No Equivalent CPSC-141 (3)*
CPS-100 Computer Programming I CPSC-100 (4)
ENG-115 or ENG-117 Academic Writing ENGL-170 (3)
Or ENG-107 or ENG-108 Introcution to Creative Writing Or ENGL-270 (3)
Two elective courses Any course articulated with UNBC in BCCAT Elective (6)
General Science Requirements    
TWO of:    
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL (4)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL (4)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-100 (3) &
CHEM-120 (1)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-101 (3) &
CHEM-121 (1)
PHY-120 Principles of Physics I PHYS-110 (4)
PHY-121 Principles of Physics II PHYS-111 (4)
    Total Credits:  30

*Note: NIC students will be required to complete CPSC-141 at UNBC.

Additional Note: The equivalent of PHYS-110 and PHYS-111 are strongly recommended.

Elective courses:  Students are strongly encouraged to choose courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills.

Block Transfer into UNBC Physics

North Island Courses Course Title UNBC Equivalent
MAT-181 Calculus I MATH-100 (3)
MAT-182 Calculus II MATH-101 (3)
   *CHE-110=
     CHEM 1XX (4)
Principles of Chemistry I (substitute for 100 & 120) CHEM-100 (3) & CHEM-120 (1)
CSC-100 Computer Programming I CPSC-100 (4)
ENG-115 or ENG-117 Academic Writing ENGL-170 (3)
Or ENG-107 or ENG-108 Introduction to Creative Writing Or ENGL-270 (3)
PHY-120 Principles of Physics I PHYS-110 (4)
PHY-121 Principles of Physics II PHYS-111 (4)
Two elective courses Any course articulated with UNBC in BCCAT Elective = (6)
    Total Credits: 31

*Note: As per the BC transfer guide the CHE-110 = UNBC CHEM 1XX (4); for the purpose of this block agreement only.  It will be used to substitute the UNBC CHEM-100 and CHEM-120 requirement.

Elective courses: Students are strongly encouraged to choose courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills.

Block Transfer into UNBC Environmental Science

North Island Courses Course Title UNBC Equivalent
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-100 (3) & CHEM-120 (1)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-101 (3) & CHEM-121 (1)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL (4)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL (4)
PHY-120 Principles of Physics I PHYS-110 (4)
PHY-121 Principles of Physics II PHYS-111 (4)
MAT-181 Calculus I MATH-100 (3)
MAT-182 Calculus II MATH-101 (3)
Two Elective courses Any course articulated with UNBC in BCCAT Elective (6)
    Total Credits:  36

Elective courses: Students are strongly encouraged to choose courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills.

Block Transfer into UNBC Chemistry

North Island Courses Course Title UNBC Equivalent
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-100 (3) &
CHEM-120 (1)
CHE-110 & CHE-111 Chemical Principles I & II CHEM-101 (3) &
CHEM-121 (1)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL-101 (4)
BIO-102 & BIO-103 Principles of Modern Biology II & I BIOL-102 (4)
PHY-120 Principles of Physics I PHYS-110 (4)
PHY-121 Principles of Physics II PHYS-111 (4)
MAT-181 Calculus I MATH-100 (3)
MAT-182 Calculus II MATH-101 (3)
CSC-100 Computer Programming I CPSC-100 (4)
One Elective course Any course articulated with UNBC in BCCAT Elective (3)
    Total Credits:  37

Elective courses: Students are strongly encouraged to choose courses which strengthen their technical and critical language skills.

 

Information for North Island College students who may wish to up their credit count in their chosen degree completion route:

Chemistry Major: additional required courses and NIC equivalent 

UNBC CHEM-201 (3) & CHEM-250 (1) Organic Chemistry I NIC CHE-200 (3)
UNBC CHEM-203 (3) & CHEM-251 (1) Organic Chemistry II NIC CHE-201 (3)
UNBC MATH-220 (3) Linear Algebra NIC MAT-133 (3)

Environmental Science Major: additional required courses and NIC equivalent

UNBC BIOL-201 (3) Ecology NIC BIO-230 (3)
UNBC BIOL-203 (3) Microbiology NIC BIO-215 (3)
UNBC ENSC-201 (3) Weather and Climate NIC GEO-105 (3)
UNBC GEOG-210 (3) Geomorphology NIC GEO-206 (3)
UNBC STATE-240 (3) Basic Statistics NIC MAT-115 (3)
UNBC 3 credit hours of any 200-level Chemistry NIC CHE-200 or 201 (3)

Physics Major: additional required course and NIC equivalent

UNBC MATH-220 (3) Linear Algebra NIC MAT-133 (3)

Mathematics Major: additional required courses and NIC equivalent

UNBC MAT-220 (3) Linear Algebra NIC MAT-133 (3)
UNBC CPSC-101 (4) Computer Programming II (recommended elective) NIC CPS-101 (3)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: additional required course and NIC equivalent

UNBC BIOL-311 (3) Cell and Molecular Biology NIC BIO-200 (3)

 

Tuition & Costs Estimate for
Fall 2017, Winter, Spring & Summer 2018

Costs indicated are estimates for a 100% course load per year, unless otherwise noted. Additional fees may also include necessary equipment, supplies, NIC appointed uniforms, or field trips not included in these estimates.

While we do our best to share accurate and timely fee information, changes may occur. For more information, visit tuition page.

Domestic Fees

Year 1
Tuition $2,910
NISU Fees $125
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $4,995
Tuition may vary from approximately $290 to $500 per 3-credit course. Lab fees vary from $0 to $345 depending on the course. Book costs are specific to each course.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).

International Fees

Year 1
Tuition $12,730
NISU Fees $125
Books $1,530
Learner Resource $155
Health and Dental $275
Total $14,815
Additional Costs for International Students include a $100 Application fee (required) and a $250 Accommodation Application Fee (optional).
Tuition is based on 3 - 5 courses per term.
Full-time students are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Health and Dental Benefit plan ($275).